Looking at the current state of data security

The following staggering numbers were revealed by digital security specialists Gemalto: 3.35 billion – the number of data records that were compromised worldwide in the first half 2018 alone. 214 – the number of data records that are lost or stolen every second. 72% – the jump in the number of records compromised in 2018 […]

The most effective firewall: your people

An alarming number of cyber security reports are surfacing, showing how unprepared private and public sector organisations are to handle the current level of security threat. A new Commons report just this month revealed that the UK is more vulnerable to cyber attacks than ever before. But it’s not just the threat from the outside that leaders […]

In loving memory, alpha-numeric passwords

By Geoff Anderson, CEO, PixelPin The term “data breach” will send shivers down the spine of any business leader. A string of high profile cyber-attacks has highlighted that nobody is safe and businesses of all sizes are looking at how they can protect themselves from risk. Companies are making wide-scale investments in security to protect […]

CCPA 12-month compliance series pt5: responding to consumer requests

By Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Bo W. Kim & Gabriella Gallego  At the core of complying with the CCPA is knowing how to deal with consumer’s requests with respect to any of the eight rights regarding their personal information (PI), which are: An abbreviated right to disclosure regarding PI collected (§1798.100) An expanded right to disclosure regarding PI collected (§1798.110(a)) […]

CCPA: why ‘wait and see’ doesn’t work

By Teresa Troester-Falk, Chief Global Privacy Strategist at Nymity The one-year anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recently passed, but the global landscape of privacy legislation continues to change on what, at times, feels like a daily basis. Much of the current discussion is now turning to the California Consumer Privacy […]

Fighting fraud with a selfie: Tacking fake online profiles

By Rene Hendrikse, MD EMEA at Mitek Fake profiles have sadly become endemic to the social media experience. Whether a Facebook friend request from a profile that ends up tagging you in scam advertisements for sunglasses, an Instagram profile that sends relentless direct messages, or a Twitter bot that spurts inflammatory hate, fake profiles are everywhere […]

University of Alaska suffers data breach

The University of Alaska is in the process of notifying potential victims of a data breach that took place on the institution’s IT systems. Last week, reports revealed that a hacking campaign had taken place between January and February of last year at the university. The incident was thought to put email account details at […]

Security and compliance is a digital transformation priority

Results of a new survey conducted by ComputerWeekly.com illustrate how security and compliance has become a priority for European businesses as they go through digital transformation. The study, named EuropeITPriorities2019: Digital Transformation, takes into account the views of 785 companies spread across the UK and Ireland (UKI), France, DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), and “rest […]